The Creative Studies Library, a non-circulating special collection, is housed on the balcony (BUTL 275) above the Creativity Commons. It contains more than 6,000 books, dissertations, and rare archival material relating to creativity. In Archives and Special Collections there are materials of E. Paul Torrance, John Curtis Gowan, and J. P. Guilford on loan from the Creative Education Foundation. Contact the Archivist at 878-6304 for an appointment to use this archival collection.
The content of the collection is related to the field of creativity, its psychological aspects and applications in the area of education, business, the social sciences, the arts, and technology. It is not a stand-alone collection, however, and depends upon the holdings in the rest of the library to broaden the understanding of the discipline.
Journal articles and other periodical literature can be identified using Summon discovery service, or via subject specific databases. The library also subscribes to three creativity journals: Journal of Creative Behavior, Creativity Research Journal, and Creativity and Innovation Management.
Anyone needing assistance in the use of the Creative Studies Library should visit or call the Reference Desk at 878-6300. Individual research appointments are available for more in-depth research assistance.
Digital Commons @ Buffalo State is the open access campus repository for scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, staff, and students. Managed by E. H. Butler Library, the Digital Commons promotes the discovery, dissemination, and preservation of our intellectual capital. To view recent readership activity from around the world, please see the map below.
At the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC), we strive to develop and nurture critical life skills in our students. The approaches we teach are applied successfully to educational, business, and industrial settings. Our graduates report that the skills and lessons learned at the ICSC have had a profound impact on their lives and organizations.
As the first school to offer both a master of science degree in creativity and a minor in creative studies, the ICSC has achieved an international reputation for scholarly research and teaching that focuses on developing creativity, leadership, decision-making and problem solving skills.